Today is an exciting and historic day for Venezuela, as it was elected a member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. ECOSOC is a vitally important coordinating body of the United Nations and serves as a “central forum for the discussion of economic and social issues.”
Venezuela “will have the opportunity to show the world the importance of the social projects being implemented from the South”, said Ruben Dario Molina of the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry.
Venezuela will begin its service in ECOSOC on January 1, 2009. During its 3 year term, Venezuela will work with the nations of the world to:
-promote higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress
-identify solutions to international economic, social and health problems
-facilitate international cultural and educational cooperation
-encourage universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms
Venezuela has been leading by example for the last decade, and now has the chance to share that experience with the world.